Jailbreak

iOS 6.1 jailbreak sees massive numbers, Cydia usage spikes

iOS 6.1 jailbreak sees massive numbers, Cydia usage spikes

Yesterday, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak officially released to the public, and it essentially was a scramble for millions of iOS 6 users, similar to how someone announces there's free food in the break room, and everyone dashes in to get their share. It turns out that the release saw a huge wave of users join in on the jailbreaking fun, and even Cydia became overloaded, resulting in errors that left users without tweaks for now.

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iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak now available

iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak now available

We hope you prepared, folks, because the long-awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 devices is finally here. It's been a long time coming since the last time we saw a proper jailbreak, but thanks to the Evad3rs dev team, including PlanetBeing, pod2g, and MuscleNerd, it's great to know that the latest iOS firmware is now hackable.

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Original iOS 1.1.1 jailbreak required 74 steps

Original iOS 1.1.1 jailbreak required 74 steps

As we get prepared for tomorrow's iOS 6.1 jailbreak release, we look back on over five-and-a-half years iOS jailbreaking. It wasn't extremely popular by any means back then, but that was because it required a bit of actual hacking that not many people would be willing to do today. The first-ever public jailbreak for the iPhone and iPod touch required 74 steps.

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

An official iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is just around the corner. Come Super Bowl Sunday, iOS users will once again be able to jailbreak the latest firmware in order to open up a world of customization on their iOS devices. However, we haven’t seen an untethered jailbreak since Apple released iOS 5.1.1 back in May 2012, so it’s definitely been awhile since avid jailbreakers have had anything to do. With that said, we’ve decided to refresh your brain and help get you on the right track towards a successful jailbreak before it officially releases on Sunday. Here are a few things you should do before you dive in.

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evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak announced, tentatively planned for next week

evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak announced, tentatively planned for next week

The iOS 6.x jailbreak - dubbed evasi0n - has been announced, and according to a tweet from @planetbeing, one of the hackers working on it, is tentatively scheduled for release next week. The tweet advises that the jailbreak could come out earlier than that, or it could come out later. According to the official website that is now live, the jailbreak's GUI is being finalized.

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EFF clarifies laws behind unlocking and jailbreaking phones

EFF clarifies laws behind unlocking and jailbreaking phones

Last Saturday, January 26, marked the first day that it became illegal to unlock your smartphone without permission from the carriers. Of course, many users got upset over the news and for good reason, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation has clarified some details about the new laws regarding unlocking and jailbreaking your phone.

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iOS 6.1 tethered jailbreak out now, iPhone 5 support rumored for February 3

iOS 6.1 tethered jailbreak out now, iPhone 5 support rumored for February 3

iOS 6.1 officially rolled out today, and already it's been hacked into and jailbroken. Courtesy of Redsn0w, pre-A5 iPhone and iPod Touch devices are now able to jailbreak on iOS 6.1. Granted, it's a tethered jailbreak, but it's better than nothing if you really want to update. Furthermore, an untethered jailbreak that will support the iPhone 5 is said to be arriving on February 3.

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Microsoft “actively investigating” Surface RT jailbreak

Microsoft “actively investigating” Surface RT jailbreak

Last week, amid the chaos that was CES, we learned that coder Netham45 from the XDA Developers Forum delivered a jailbreak for Surface RT. Aptly named Jailbreak RT, this batch file is good news for those in the homebrew community, as it allows users to install unsigned apps on the ARM-based device. Without the jailbreak, users can only run authorized apps found in Microsoft's Windows Store, and it appears the company would like to keep it that way.

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iOS hacker Pod2g launches PodDJ for iPad

iOS hacker Pod2g launches PodDJ for iPad

If you're familiar with jailbreaking, then you're undoubtedly familiar with iOS hacker extraordinaire Pod2g, who's responsible for the Absinth 2.0 release for iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 back in May -- his most recent endeavor. However, he's been focusing on a slightly different area of iOS, and that's app development. Pod2g released PodDJ today for the iPad.

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Windows RT jailbreak tool opens the door for Surface homebrew

Windows RT jailbreak tool opens the door for Surface homebrew

So far, Microsoft hasn't been supremely successful with its Surface RT tablet. The Windows RT running ARM-powered tablet has sold slowly with Microsoft blaming much of the poor sales on the fact that it doesn't have a wide distribution platform. Reports have surfaced this week that the Windows RT operating system has now been jailbroken.

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Installous is dead, it’s not just you

Installous is dead, it’s not just you

Just a couple days ago, we received the news that that popular pirate app store for iOS, Installous, shut down along with the entire Hackulous team. Hackulous is regarded as one of the biggest names in the iOS jailbreak community, so seeing their doors close is certainly a huge victory for anti-piracy advocates, but that hasn't stopped from other iOS piracy sources from taking Installous' place.

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New services lets users install pirated iOS apps without jailbreaking

New services lets users install pirated iOS apps without jailbreaking

Apple most likely sighed a huge sigh of relief when they found out that Installous, the popular jailbroken pirating app for iOS, shut down a couple days ago. However, it looks like there's another threat to replace Installous. A new hack allows users to bypass Apple DRM and install pirated apps without the need to jailbreak.

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